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Ratings News - 25th February 2013 (Full Tables Posted)

Today's Early Overnight Ratings

This table shows the early overnight ratings. These ratings are normally adjusted later in the day when all the ratings have been consolidated to take into account any local preemptions and/or overruns. You can find all the final adjusted numbers in our Ratings Database. (See the About section below for details about ratings)

Early Ratings Analysis

The analysis below is based on the early household numbers and are NOT the same as the numbers that will be posted in the above table later. (See the About section below)

For more information on the Nielsen Ratings see this Wikipedia Entry.

NOTE: The opinions expressed here are NOT those of SpoilerTV but of the Author of this Article, Marc Berman.

SUNDAY 2/24/13 Metered Markets

ABC 21.7/33
CBS 3.8/ 6
NBC 2.0/ 3
Fox 1.8/ 3

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 2/26/12:
ABC: + 1, CBS: – 5, Fox: -10. NBC: -35


The Oscars Red Carpet (ABC), The 85th Annual Academy Awards (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
Nothing…82 percent of the remainder of the schedule was encores.


Ratings Breakdown:
It was no contest, of course, with The 85th Annual Academy Awards on ABC at a hefty 27.0 rating/40 share in the overnights for the primetime portion (from 8:30-11 p.m. ET) and a 26.6/41 overall. Comparably, this was right on par with the 26.5/40 on the year-ago evening (which translated into 24.07 million viewers and an 11.7 rating/27 share among adults 18-49, based on the Live Plus Same Day data). Here is the half-hour breakdown:

85th Annual Academy Awards
8:30 p.m.: 25.9/38
9:00 p.m.: 27.2/39
9:30 p.m.: 27.3/39
10:00 p.m.: 27.5/41
10:30 p.m.: 27.0/42

Earlier in the evening on ABC was The Oscars Red Carpet special at an average 13.0/21 in the overnights from 7-8:30 p.m., which was also close to year-ago levels. Take a look:

Oscars Red Carpet (ABC)
7:00 p.m.: 9.4/16
7:30 p.m.: 11.9/20
8:00 p.m.: 17.8/28

For a complete listing of the winners, click on the following: http://tinyurl.com/alxk98n

Aside from 60 Minutes (#2: 5.8/10 at 7 p.m.) and The Amazing Race (#2: 4.6/ 7 at 8 p.m.) on CBS, everything else last night was a repeat. CBS flipped time periods with The Good Wife and The Mentalist, with a 9 p.m. encore edition of The Mentalist (#2: 2.9/ 4) leading into a 2.2/ 4 (#2) for The Good Wife encore at 10 p.m.

NBC’s encore line-up was Dateline (#3: 3.0/ 5 at 7 p.m.), two episodes of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (#3t, avg. 1.9/ 3 from 8-9 p.m.) and two-hour special, SNL In the 2000s: Time And Again (1.6/ 2 from 9-11 p.m.). And Fox aired animated repeats of Bob’s Burgers (#4: 1.6/ 3), The Cleveland Show (#4: 1.5/ 2), The Simpsons (#3: 2.2/ 3), another episode of The Cleveland Show (#3t, 1.7/ 2), Family Guy (#3: 2.0/ 3) and American Dad (#3: 1.8/ 3).

Needless to say, it was all about The Oscars.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

Source: Marc Berman@tvmediainsights

About the Daily Ratings

Each day (except Sunday) we post the TV Ratings for the previous night.

The first item that gets posted (normally around 2pm GMT) is the early overnight analysis based on the early household numbers (these are not the same as the Total Viewers and 18-49 Demo numbers that are posted later).

Later on (normally between 4pm-5pm GMT) we post the official early overnight Total Viewers and 18-49 Demo numbers in the table above.

Finally, later in the evening (10pm-11pm GMT) or the following day, the final adjusted ratings numbers are released, these are then posted in the Ratings Database. The Final Adjusted numbers are what we use for all our Renew/Cancellation Tables, Full Season Tables, Ratings Scorecards etc (see below)

Additional Ratings Resources

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Our Cancellation/Renewal predictions for the current season.
Ratings Database
Historical Ratings Database for nearly all major US shows going back to their first episodes.
Full Season Tables
The current season full ratings tables for both Total Viewers and 18-49 Demos
Ratings Scorecard
See how all the shows stack up against each other in the Ratings Scorecard Table.

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